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Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many fleeing Syria's war -- who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.

Syria refuses access to chemical weapons investigators - watchdog

Syria refuses access to chemical weapons investigators - watchdog

Syrian officials have refused access to a newly-created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organisation's top official said in remarks published on Wednesday.

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

Twelve orphaned children of French jihadists were flown home Monday from Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who will be handed over to the Netherlands, the French foreign ministry said.

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

A Iraqi court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for joining the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows and potentially opening the door for other cases.

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

The US-led coalition said Friday it had unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in air strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

Fresh strikes on Syria militant enclave kill 15

Fresh strikes on Syria militant enclave kill 15

The latest strikes in the fiercest wave of regime bombardment on a militant enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday, a war monitor said, despite calls to halt the attacks.

Amid lull in air strikes, rebels reinforce NW Syria frontlines

Amid lull in air strikes, rebels reinforce NW Syria frontlines

Air strikes stopped in northwest Syria over the past 12 hours, rescuers said on Saturday, as Turkey-backed rebels arrived at the fronts to help fight the army and its Russian ally.

Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters: monitor

Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters: monitor

Clashes on the edge of a militant bastion in northwestern Syria have killed 35 fighters in 24 hours, a monitor said Monday, after regime bombardment on the region devastated health services.

Bangladesh arrests suspected IS militant back from Syria

Bangladesh arrests suspected IS militant back from Syria

Bangladesh's counter-terrorism police have arrested a suspected Islamic State member who returned to the country after fighting for the militant group in Syria, police said Wednesday.

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

An escalation in attacks on northwest Syria has displaced more than 150,000 people in the past week, the UN said on Tuesday, as the regime and Russia stepped up bombardment.

12 killed in pro-regime attacks on northwestern Syria

12 killed in pro-regime attacks on northwestern Syria

Attacks by Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies killed 12 civilians in the country's northwest on Friday in the latest violation of an eight-month-old truce, a war monitor said.

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria: residents, medics

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria: residents, medics

Russian and Syrian forces intensified air strikes and shelling in rebel-held northwestern Syria overnight, the heaviest assault since the area was declared a demilitarised zone under a Russian-Turkish deal ...